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Rail Expansion with Tent

The Proposed Project

Univar Canada proposes to install a new 120 meter rail storage track that will twin the existing track at the southern end of their lease area. They also propose to install a fabric tent with LED lighting to cover both tracks, facilitate maintenance operations and provide weather protection. The existing rail track will not be adjusted except to replace the existing switch with a lap switch to allow for movements onto either the existing or the new track.  Works to protect existing utilities are also proposed, which may require excavation down to an anticipated depth of approximately 3.5 meters. The new storage track is proposed to help improve logistics and manage the large swings in numbers of CN rail cars received by the terminal; it will also allow Univar Canada to receive approximately 10 additional rail cars per week. Works are proposed to take place in September 2020 for a one month duration.


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Latest update

Notice of determination – Rail Expansion with Tent

August 18, 2020 – The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has determined that the proposed Rail Expansion with Tent located at 1545 Bay Street, North Vancouver, B.C is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

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Project and Environmental Review
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 3T4

  • Location

    • Rail Expansion with Tent (British Columbia)
  • Project Type

    • Railways
    • Ports and Harbours
  • Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Univar Canada
  • Authorities

    • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby projects

..within 200 kilometres
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